South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright cancelled a surgery in Barnsley yesterday, claiming no appointments were booked.
He has not made any public appearances since he gave interviews the day after the publication of Professor Alexis Jay’s report on child sex abuse in Rotherham.
A spokeswoman said: “The Commissioner’s surgeries are managed by appointment and there have been no requests.
“We usually require two full days in order to research queries put to us in advance of the surgeries to ensure that we provide members of the public with meaningful information when the commissioner meets with them.
“Therefore, in line with our usual protocol, we cancelled Friday’s surgeries as no appointments have been requested.”